Category Archives: Human Rights

Coon goes to bat for single mom who was denied welfare-Telegraph Journal-29 March, 2017

DC Woman denied welfare article

Article by John Chilibeck Photo by John Chilibeck/Legislature Bureau “It’s private information and, in fact, we’re amending the human rights act in New Brunswick to protect single mothers from discrimination, in terms of family status, and this sounds like discrimination to me.”-David Coon FREDERICTON • A single mom has been denied welfare for refusing to disclose the name of her […]

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Question Period: Sexual Assault – 14 February 2017

Question

Here is the transcript and video of oral questions, recorded in the language in which it was spoken. Mr. Coon: Last week, the Globe and Mail revealed that New Brunswick has the highest rate of sexual assault complaints that police consider unfounded, at 32%. The national average was 19%, while, in Saint John, 51% of sexual assault complaints were dismissed […]

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Question Period: Private Blood Plasma Business – June 30, 2016

Question

Here’s the video and transcript in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: The Minister of Health has indicated publicly that he supports the establishment of a private blood business in Moncton. In Ontario, before they were banned, private blood clinics were set up beside payday loan shops and methadone clinics to prey on the most vulnerable. They paid […]

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Question Period: Rights of Indigenous Peoples – May 20, 2016

Question

M. Coon : Nous avons du pain sur la planche à la Chambre. So much work, so little time. For example, on May 10, the federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, removed Canada’s objector status to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, stating that we are now full supporters of the declaration, without […]

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Member’s Statement: Transgender Day of Visibility, 31 March 2016

Statements

Mr. Speaker, today is the Transgender Day of Visibility. On this day, people around the globe are celebrating the accomplishments of the transgendered community while still fighting the transphobia that exists in our society. I’m sure many New Brunswickers would be shocked to learn that New Brunswick is the only province in Atlantic Canada that does not have direct recognition […]

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